Yoga Journal offers all practitioners—from beginners to masters—expert information on how to live a healthier, happier, more fulfilling life both on and off the mat.
Meet your new ambassadors
Sara Clark • Yoga and mindfulness teacher and this month’s cover model talks haircuts, power, and the value of practice.
How to live more fully • A meditation on impermanence showed teacher Max Strom how to make the most of his life.
The Must List
Calm within • Cultivate equanimity in the face of life’s ups and downs, and find deeper access to joy.
More matcha • Yoga teacher Sadie Nardini, creator of Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga and Yoga Shred, shares her favorite donut recipe. These goodies are baked, not fried, and contain matcha powder for a healthy blast of antioxidants.
The magic of mantra • Did you ever wonder what, exactly, you’re chanting during yoga class? And why it always seems to promote a profound sense of calm? Or, do you meditate using a mantra—and are you curious about the neuroscience behind how it works? Here, we look at why mantras can be potent additions to your yogic practices, and how to find one that really resonates with you.
A Beginner’s Guide to common mantras
Embodying the sutra
How to move from Parsvottanasana to Hanumanasana
The secret to finding neutral • Yoga teachers often talk about practicing with a “neutral” pelvis and spine. But what exactly is neutral? How do you know when you’re there? And why is it important? Tom Myers explains.
A home practice to work with your body’s limitations
FASCIA FITNESS • Even just a few minutes of fascial-release work can have a profound effect on your yoga practice and overall well-being. Learn more here, then target common trouble spots with a simple lower-body routine—you’ll feel the difference instantly.
Roll with it
Yoga and Self-Acceptance • Yoga teacher Sara Clark shares her journey from self-consciousness to courageousness, plus an asana practice paired with mantra to help you feel confident in your own skin.
The power of words
off the mat • A SELECTION OF PROMOTIONS & EVENTS FROM OUR PARTNERS
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